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Business Wire: VA Research to Port Linux to Intel’s IA-64 Architecture

“Intel Corporation and VA Research Linux Systems today announced
that they have signed an agreement for VA Research to port the
Linux operating system to Intel’s future IA-64 architecture. VA
Research will deliver the optimized port, in synch with
Merced-based system availability in mid 2000. Under the agreement,
Intel will support VA Research’s efforts on porting and optimizing
the full Linux operating environment for Merced-based systems. VA
Research will deliver a performance-optimized operating system with
configuration, tools and features for the high-end server and
workstation market segments. Combining the Linux operating
environment with the scalability and availability features of the
Merced processor will provide a robust enterprise-computing
platform.”

“We look forward to working with VA Research on the development
of Linux for the IA-64 product family and further extending
industry commitment to the Merced processor,” said Ron Curry, Intel
IA-64 product marketing director. “Linux complements the existing
portfolio of operating systems, providing an additional choice for
the user of high-end systems based on Merced.”

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